By Adrian Croft and David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia criticized "aggressive actions" by Ukrainian demonstrators and the Western response to the protests on Wednesday, saying outsiders should not interfere in Ukraine's affairs.
Syrian militants want to use kidnapped nuns from a Christian town as human shields.
Enrique Ferro's insight:
HAPPIER TIMES, BEFORE WESTERN-SPONSORED ISLAMIST BARBARITY CAME TO SYRIA...The Syrian first couple celebrate Orthodox Easter with orphans at the Mar Taqla convent in the village of Ma'loula, Syria, on April 27, 2008.
Iceland can be viewed as a successful example of a country that is breaking away from global financial capitalism, a system designed to drive countries forever into debt, Rodney Shakespeare, Professor of Binary Economics told RT.
Until now, Israel has been getting away with anything it likes. A series of revolutions and counter-revolutions in the Arabic world has driven it into chaos, and seems to have pushed the Palestinian issue off the international agenda for good.
One day after he spoke with leaders in embattled neighbor Japan, Vice President Joe Biden met with officials in China on Wednesday amid an escalating argument between Asian nations that has attracted the attention of the United States.
The European Commission has slapped record fines of 1.7 billion euros on eight major banks for manipulating lending rates that play a key role in the global economy. The penalties will add to already escalating costs for leading global lenders.
Creating a humanitarian crisis in Syria, whether real or fabricated, and holding the Syrian government responsible for it as a casus belli for foreign military intervention under the UN 2005 so-called "responsibility to protect"...
Jumping out of a plane and into enemy territory, hanging from custom-made parachutes, lying in wait for your enemies: It’s probably the most nerve-wracking experience anyone can have – unless you’re already dead and stuffed with painkillers.
The names of nearly three-quarters of a million individuals have been secretly added to watch lists administered by the United States government, but federal officials are adamant about keeping information about these rosters under wraps.
The spectre is looming of a second Syrian civil war with the head of the opposition’s official forces declaring that he is prepared to join regime troops in the future to drive out al-Qa’ida-linked extremists who have taken over swathes of...
Enrique Ferro's insight:
What is left of the moderate opposition forces are bitterly critical of Western powers, including Britain, for encouraging people to rise up against the regime, but then doing little to help. Meanwhile, Isis and another Islamist group, Jabhat al-Nusra, have grown in numbers and influence due to money and arms from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
Mais comme dit Capriles, en cas de victoire de l´opposition aux élections municipales : “Si le gouvernement ne comprend pas le message de changement, le peuple lui passera dessus” (7). Très élégant et très peu démocratique. Il serait intéressant de savoir ce que penserait François Hollande d´une telle déclaration à la veille des élections municipales en France…